The IHRC Al Quds Day 2020 was like no other. If you doubt that the BDS movement supports violence, seeks to destroy Israel and wants to rid the Middle East of Jews, then you should sit through the whole toxic 150 minutes of this online event like I did. Each year, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) are given permission to hold a radical Islamist … Continue reading IHRC Al Quds 2020 – terrorists, extremists, antisemites and violence
As each page of the Thomas Suarez book, State of Terror, is turned, another horrific statement against Zionists appears. The book was called a ‘tour de force‘ by Ilan Pappé. Jenny Tonge referred to its central ‘truth‘. Publishers Weekly suggested it is ‘an impressive display of historical excavation’. So we (David Collier and Jonathan Hoffman), went digging to see if the Thomas Suarez story ‘held … Continue reading Exposing an antisemitic fraud: The case of ‘State of Terror’ by Thomas Suarez
This is the story of how a small engagement at Balad al-Shaykh, at the start of the 1947/1948 civil war in the British Mandate of Palestine, became the story of a full blown massacre with its own wiki page. I have uncovered documents that reveal the Balad al-Shaykh massacre is little more than part of the bubble of anti-Israel distortion. Here is the report: It … Continue reading The myth of Balad al-Shaykh. A massacre that never happened
There is an oft repeated poem that begins ‘first they came for the socialists’. It was refined over several years by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemölle as he described the general cowardice of German intellectuals during the rise to power of the Nazis. The central message is clear and it can be adapted easily to suit the person who wishes to use it. Given the … Continue reading What if they were ‘coming for the Jews’. What would you do?
Given the event last night at UCL (7/3/2017), I have split my response into two pieces. One is a direct accusation against the university, the other (this) an open post to Ilan Pappe. I did intend to ask this question, but was not chosen during the Q&A. Ilan I have seen you speak many times. Although I disagree with almost everything you say, I acknowledge … Continue reading An open question to Ilan Pappe: Why do you defend antisemites?
I have just spent a weekend at Lichfield cathedral for a conference “on the Israel/Palestine Conflict and the prospect of peace”. And what a weekend it was! A naïve Dean, antisemitism, conspiracy theories, global control, blood sucking Jews, child kidnappers, Arabs in 100ad. and of course, Jesus the Palestinian. The Cathedral Lichfield Cathedral is breath-taking. A Gothic structure that dominates the local horizon, the unique … Continue reading Antisemitic hate festival in Lichfield Cathedral